Pine Street School New York

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Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 74°04′48″W / 40.7064°N 74.08°W / 40.7064; -74.08

Pine Street School
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Address
25 Pine Street

,
United States
Information
School typePrivate for-profit, Independent, Coeducational, IB Primary Years Programme, Dual Language, International
Established2014
FounderJennifer Jones
Head of SchoolEileen Baker
Gradesnursery - 8
Tuition~$36,200[1]
Websitewww.pinestreetschool.com

Pine Street School is a for-profit co-ed international school with an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for ages 2 through 5th grade.[2][3][4][5][6] The school opened in September 2014 in New York City in the Financial District neighborhood. Pine Street School opened with a dual language immersion program in Spanish and has since added a Mandarin dual language immersion option.

Pine Street School is organized in four divisions: the nursery program (2-year-olds), Preschool (ages 3 and 4), and Elementary School (Kindergarten through 5th grade).

Leadership team[edit]

Pine Street School’s Head of School is Eileen Freely Baker,[7] who previously held leadership positions at Istanbul International Community School, Luanda International School, Global Indo-Asia School and Isikkent School.[8] Baker has led workshops and conducted site visits for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific since 1999. She is the sister of Maureen Freely, a lecturer at the University of Warwick and occasional contributor to The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Baker and Freely are the daughters of John Freely, an American physicist, teacher, and author of popular travel and history books on Istanbul, Athens, Venice, Turkey, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire.

In 2020, Robert Smith joined the Pine Street Administrative Team.[9]

New York City campus[edit]

Pine Street School is located in New York’s Financial District at 25 Pine Street, on the bottom four floors of the building also known as 40 Wall Street, a 71-story neo-gothic skyscraper between Nassau Street and William Street in Manhattan, New York City designed by H. Craig Severance, along with Yasuo Matsui (associate architect), and Shreve & Lamb (consulting architects).[10] Pine Street School occupies 85,000 square feet (7,896 m2) that was renovated and designed by the architectural firm Perkins Eastman, and Structure Tone (construction management).

Pine Street School is located next door to Federal Hall National Memorial, in a building on Wall Street. The school faces 28 Liberty Street, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza. This plaza features Group of Four Trees, a sculpture by Jean Dubuffet.[11]

Pine Street School has formed a partnership with the New York Health and Racquet Club to provide both athletic facilities and experienced, professional instructors. Classes are taught in the New York Health and Racquet Club facilities at 39 Whitehall Street. Pine Street School also utilizes historic area resources to involve, educate and stimulate students, including the South Street Seaport, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Battery, the 9/11 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, and Chinatown.

Pine Street School opened with 2 of its planned 11 grades for the 2014-2015 school year, including all grades between nursery and preschool. The Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades were added over the subsequent four years.[12][13]

Admission[edit]

Pine Street School has a rolling admission policy that provides the opportunity for students to apply at any time during the year. The application process includes the completion of the ERB for appropriate grades.[14] For the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition at Pine Street School will cost an average of $36,200 annually per student.[15] The school will offer financial aid to the parents of admitted students through School and Student Services which collaborates with the National Association of Independent Schools.

Memberships/Affiliations[edit]

  • The International Baccalaureate Organization[16]
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)[17]
  • International Schools Services[18]
  • Search Associates[19]
  • Association for the Advancement of International Education[20]
  • Guild of International Baccalaureate Schools Northeast[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tuition and Financial Aid" on the Pine Street School website
  2. ^ Plagianos, Irene. “Creativity-Focused Private School Plans 2014 Opening” Archived August 8, 2018, at the Wayback Machine ‘’DNA Info’’ (December 11, 2013)
  3. ^ “Pine Street School to Open Fall 2014 in the Financial District” ‘’Business Wire’’ (July 15, 2014)
  4. ^ “School deal takes 40 Wall to best in class” ‘’Real Estate Weekly’’ (July 25, 2014)
  5. ^ Wolfson, Elijah. “What Classrooms Can Learn From the Google Campus” ‘’Newsweek’’ (September 8, 2014)
  6. ^ Hollander, Sophia. “Making a Comeback: Home Ec and Wood Shop” ‘’The Wall Street Journal’’ (October 3, 2014)
  7. ^ “Our Team of Educators” ‘’Pine Street School’’
  8. ^ “Pine Street School to Open Fall 2014 in the Financial District” ‘’Business Wire’’ (July 15, 2014)
  9. ^ “Our Team of Educators” ‘’Pine Street School’’
  10. ^ “School deal takes 40 Wall to best in class” ‘’Real Estate Weekly’’ (July 25, 2014)
  11. ^ Shirey, David. “Dubuffet Is Doing 40-Foot Sculpture for Chase Plaza” ‘’The New York Times’’ (November 24, 1970)
  12. ^ Plagianos, Irene. “Creativity-Focused Private School Plans 2014 Opening” Archived August 8, 2018, at the Wayback Machine ‘’DNA Info’’ (December 11, 2013)
  13. ^ “Pine Street School to Open Fall 2014 in the Financial District” ‘’Business Wire’’ (July 15, 2014)
  14. ^ “Pine Street School to Open Fall 2014 in the Financial District” ‘’Business Wire’’ (July 15, 2014)
  15. ^ “Tuition & Financial Aid” ‘’Pine Street School’’
  16. ^ "Pine Street School" International Baccalaureate
  17. ^ "Pine Street School" National Association of Independent Schools
  18. ^ "Pine Street School" International School Services
  19. ^ "Pine Street School (USA)" Search Associates
  20. ^ "North America and the Caribbean" Association for the Advancement of International Education
  21. ^ "Featured Member" Guild of IB Schools Northeast

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